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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  June 15, 2012 2:30am-3:00am PDT

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the question is could they close it out against a rally by the thunder and would the refs help their cause. it's way too early for this. this is the show that's always quluch, straight buttner the fourth quarter, it's the only three quarters i'm still working on. i'm glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail or tweet me and let me know why you're awake or you can do what pat riley does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. it's friday. you're not loud enough. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this friday, june 15th. there's a lot going on including a major acquisition for
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microsoft by yet a company called yammer. apparently it's worth $1.2 billion. plus 1,000 crazed teenaged girls descend on our building here at 30 rock all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of the beebs in concert. i'll head down to brave the clouds. but first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in morning city. mi new york city. president obama returns home to chicago after million dollar fund-raiser last night. president obama raised an estimated $4.5 million between morning fund-raisers. governor romney raked in $3.3 million in chicago. yesterday the two were at opposite ends of ohio where they delivered radically divergent
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messages on the economy. >> people want to know how his economic policies have worked and how they performed. they can talk to hair neighbor and ask whether things are better. talk to people you know that run a retail store or a small manufacturer. and say did president obama's policies help put people back to work? or did they make it less likely for you to hire people? and i hear day in and day out they feel this administration sees them as their enemy. >> governor romney and the republicans who run congress believe that if you simply take away regulations and cut taxes by trillions of dlashdollar, th market will solve all of its problems on its own. if you agree with that, should you vote for them and i promise you they will take us in that direction. i believe we needed a plan for better education and training and for energy independence and for new research and innovation, for rebuilding our infrastructure. and if you agree with me, if you
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believe this economy grows best when everybody gets a fair shot and everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules, then i ask you to stand with me for a second term as president. >> now, romney argued that president obama has had more than enough time it. obama suggested a romney presidency would be a return to the conditions that set up the back slide in the first place. >> i think it's more likely he'll say give me four more years even though country get it done in the first 3 1/2. and my experience and be thinking about people who i want to have work for me, whether it's my doctor or the person painting the house, i want to make sure they did a good job the first time and if they didn't, i want someone who can do a better job. >> the economic vision of mr. romney and his allies in congress was tested just a few years ago. we tried this. their policies did not grow the
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economy. they did not grow the middle class. they did not reduce our debt. why would we think that they would work better this time is this. >> but will blaming the previous administration resonate with voterses? a gallup poll find 68% of people think george w. bush bears heavy to moderate responsibility for the state of the economy. though that's down 12% from 2009. just 52% of respondents blame president obama for the shape of economy is in, but that is up 20% from three years ago. ultimately who owns this economy will dictate the election. political taker rulers have imposed martial law as egyptians take to the streets in protest of a high court decision to do it is solve egypt's parliament. they declared the entire parliament unconstitutional while creating a need for new elections. the court's ruling is a major blow to egypt's pro democracy movement. nbc's chief foreign
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correspondent richard engel joins us now live from cairo. richard, where does egypt stand ahead of this weekend's presidential runoff and what does it mean for the muslim brotherhood? >> good morning. good to see you on so many different shows. real happy for you. but for the muz wlim brothmuslis facing real choices about the future of its political process. you have two very different options for this country. one is shafiq, he's from the air force, he was mubarak's last prime minister, he is presenting himself as a strong man who will come in and restore law and order. and he does have some support here, but not from the revolution mubarak who see him
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remnant of the old regime. on the other hand, a very different kind of option. you have mohamed morsi who gave a fiery speech last night waving his fingers in the air, making threats, screaming at some point, talking about how he's going to change this country fundamentally. the muslim brotherhood has talked about bringing in islamic law, improving relations with the arab world, doing a lot more to help the palestinian cause. it would be a very different direction for egypt. voters will go to the polls this weekend. the voting should take place saturday and sunday. by monday night, we could have an idea the result. the wrinkle in all of this is the decision yesterday to dissolve the parliament. in some ways it's unrelated. it goes back to a previous election that will court determined was not constitutional, was not fair. but it could upset people here, it could even galvanize support
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for the muslim brotherhood with people thinking that the military, mubarak's old cronies, are trying to set the table for them to win this weekend's election. very stark choices here. >> and richard, yyou mentioned this division. is there any chance we could see another revolution in egypt? >> if shafiq wins, the muslim brotherhood said it will start a new revolution and i think about shafiq wins and comes to power, there will be many people on the streets that will probably be some violence. if the muslim brotherhood win, you'll get a revolution of a different kind. either way, big changes are coming. >> richard, turning to another part of that world which is in turmoil, whether eat latest in haffa on the ground? >> the u.n. monitors have been able to get into haffa.
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it was the town not far from the turkish border that u.s. officia officials -- surrounded by syrian forces and troops stormed into haffa. once they cleared it out of the opposition, then the u.n. monitors were allowed in. the u.n. monitors saw a great deal of destruction, they described the stench of dead bodies, a town that's effectively abandoned, buildings still smolders. they can't find a situation that being looked like it had been pa pass city filed. >> thanks so much for your report and stay safe out there. now business.filed. >> thanks so much for your report and stay safe out there. now business. micro sofsoft has agreed to pure yammer. let's take an early look at the markets as we get all up in your business this morning.
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cnbc's geoff cutmore is live in london for us. big yammer buy? what do we know about the markets? >> it's just fantastic, isn't it. quite frankly, this is a lesson on how you become a billionaire very quickly. this is a company that was started up in 2008 in the business social enterprise space. basically it's a private version of twitter, if you like, it allows companies to collaborate, people inside companies to collaborate and to work with others in their sector. it's if you like a private twitter. started in 2008. we're in 2012. and all of a sudden microsoft is ready to hand over a billion dollars to take control of it. and just bear in mind this could be a smart move for microsoft even though sounds like a lot of money because this is a company that hasn't got to the ipo stage yet and let me remember here wasn't there just another company in this space that ipoed and valued at somewhat significantly north of $1
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billion. so an interesting deal for microsoft. just on the markets, we are higher today, but of course we're going into a critical weekend of elections. you were talking about egypt. what we're focused on is greece and whether post this greece election on monday we will find out that the greeks are leaving the european monetary union. so a very important friday as people square up positions going into this critical weekend for the eurozone. back to you. >> geoff cutmore live from london. thank you so much. the man behind one of the biggest ponzi schemes in u.s. history will spend the rest of his life in prison. alan stamford was convicted bilkingof $7 billion. he used it to pay for everything from yachts to girlfriends. the 62-year-old billionaire was sentenced to 1 ten-years in federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.1 ten-ye
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federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.0 ten-ye federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.ten-year federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.en-years federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.n-years federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years.-years i federal prison. by comparison, madoff was sentenced to 150 years. tom petters sentenced to 50 years in prison. stamford denied he committed fraud and blaming the government for ruining his business. when accusations first surfaced, he had some famous confrontation over whether he was helping banks launder mexican drug cartel money. >> the only thing i would ever say about something like that in terms of allegation is if you say to my face again, i will punch you in the mouth. >> you're going to pump me in the mouth? >> no, i won't punch you in the mout, but that is ludicrous to say. still ahead on "way too early," the thunder come back from a deficit, but king james clutch in the closing minutes. plus broadcast buddies regis
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philbin and david letterman together again last night. >> he wrote the word correctly, but mr. quail wasn't satisfied until he had added an e. quayle was wrong, of course.
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the beautiful homeland, washington, d.c., 5:45 a.m. today. the senate i believe is in session, but the house is on recess. but this weekend, it looks like good weather for the nationals versus yankees series. and welcome back. let's start with sports. the heat built a double digit lead on the thunder only to see it evaporate in the second half. miami would try to avoid a similar fate in game two last might. third quarter, lebron james drives and gives the heat a 12 point lead. he had 32, the most ever for him in a finals game. but after a quiet first half, durant ignites the crowd with a
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monster dunk. fourth quarter, d. wade has the ball stripped. can't get the lay up to go, but westbrook is there to clean it up. thunder within three. it's a one possession game with 90 seconds left. lebron james comes through with a big time shot in the clutch to extend the heat lead to five. lebron made just one peeled goal in the fourth quarter, but it was a huge one. thunder with a chance to tie, but durant misses the contested jumper. some question whether a foul should have been called as lebron does make some contact with durant. refs don't blow the whistle. a big no call to end the game. the heat hang on to win 100-96. front page of "the miami herald" says it all. getting even he. and the series is now even at
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one game a piece and they're headed back to miami for game three. that game will tip off on sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. michael thompson took the lead into the clubhouse after round one of the u.s. open, but tiger woods stole the show yesterday at the olympic club. woods' second shot on the par four stays through and lands within inches of the cup. he couldn't get the birdie cup to go, so he would tap in for par and stay even. no putting problems for tiger. he would finish one under the day, just one off the lead. mickelson and watson will tee off at 4:00 p.m. mickelson is six over par and watson at eight over. to baseball now, the royals hosting the brewers trying to complete a three game sweep. alice cooper on hand to throw
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out the first pitch. pretty nice wind up and delivery from the rocker. bottom of the ninth, royals down by one. pena lines one the opposite way, that will bring the tying run around to score. the throw mishandled by weeks and the royals walk off with a 4-3 win and finish the sweep of the brewers. don't say we have an east coast bias, america. we like to show all the great teams in this country. the diamondbacks faced the rangers. >> jason about to homer. >> good call. going back. and there's the homer that gracie just called. so i know for a fact that we will see that again tonight. >> mark grace calling the shot
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for him just before he hit it. the diamondbacks went on to win 11-3 over the rangers. let's turn to the weather and bill karins. >> what's on your tie? >> i got a little butterfly action there. dragonfly, rather. a little dragonfly for the spring/su spring/summer motif. >> i like it. we have rain heading in to dallas/ft. worth. ft. worth is getting rain order right now, maybe a heavy did downpour. in and out in about a half hour. the forecast doesn't get much better than this. it turned out to be a pretty beautiful day much of the east coast yesterday. we got about three more days in a row of will before we get any bad weather heading our way. today just bottle it up, great weather from d.c. up to new york. it will be partly cloudy at time, but still very nice and warm. and even new england will be great.
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we will see some thunderstorm this is afternoon. coastal louisiana along the gulf, you could deal with storms. 91 in chicago. . most of us will be dry and beautiful. the only trouble spots, the northern plains will see some thunderstorms especially during the afternoon. minneapolis area into wisconsin, also iowa, and we're still going to be dealing with isolated storms down along the gulf. and your father's day forecast, the only trouble in the northern plains and down along the gulf, very isolated storms. i don't think many of us will get washed out. best chance in the dakotas or southern minnesota. almost looks just about fantastic for dad for so many of us. so enjoy it. should be a great weekend. well, coming up, stay tuned. luke russert, the beeb, obama, romney, we have it all. and the battle of ohio, only 250
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we told you at the top of the show that both president obama and mitt romney were in ohio yesterday delivering drastically different messages on the state of the economy. ohio continues to an key state in the battlegrounds and economic arts could determine which way the state votes in november. if you want on sound smart, the unemployment rate in ohio is currently 7.4%, 0.2% lower than it was when president obama was
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elected, but higher than it was ever under president george w. bush. ohio's unemployment reached its highest rate 12 years ago in august of 2009 when it climbed to 10.6%. how big will the auto industry play there? that will garner whether ohio goes to the obama campaign. let's go to the fun stuff. longtime friends in tv regis philbin stopped by david la letterm letterman. >> hot in cleveland, you played pierre. >> yeah. look at that. >> did you ever have any, you know what i'm saying, any kind of like -- did you ever like you and betty ever get it on? >> i think you're very, very jealous. it could have been dave the hairstylist. he's supposed to be gay.
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no one knows if he's gay or not xwa. i used to -- >> people say the same about you. >> you can come a little closer so i can see you? and this chair. >> it's like i'm interviewing the winner of the belmont stakes. >> regis philbin, pretty fun any for a notre dame guy. and coming up later today on the "today" show around 8:30 a.m., justin bieber's audience, you see it there. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your tweets, texts and e-mails are next and "morning joe" just moments away. now you can apply sunblock
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